Print Story A Day in the Life -- You Had Your Chance
By ReallyEvilCanine (Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 12:18:46 PM EST) (all tags)
You Had Your Chance

Yes, dude, if you try to push through  me to get onto the fucking train as I and a dozen others are still trying to get off the damned thing, you are going to land on your ass. I don't care that you're bigger than me, I'll be damned if I'm staying on past my stop because you're just that stupid. And no, I won't excuse myself; you're the one who owes me an apology.

This can only be an omen...

Poll: Morning beverage(s)
x-posted to da brog.

HAAALLLP! While installing $YourBigApp client the installation process gets hanged. Coudl you please let us know the reason behind it?

Elves? Fairies? Madonna's plastic surgeon is bored? Really, throw me a bone here. Give me something to start with here. Logs? Screenshot? A description of the system you're working on? A version number? A description of the tea leaves or chicken entrails? Something?!

While you answer the questions in my generic WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR PROBLEM template I'll be busy playing Steambirds.


There is no error thrown while installing on our machines. However while installing the software i.e install.exe,the installation process starts.Also the status bar shows the progress in %s but the moment it achieves 100% process gets hang.Ideally we would expect the process to get complete and close by itself but intead we had to explicitly kill the installation process as it gets hanged.

Also we observed that some of the drivers(mainly drivers connecting to db) went missing from the machine hence we had to format our machine again since we were not sure whether $YourBigApp was installed properly.

Lessee now, you somehow deleted a load of drivers from the client machine, then wondered why it didn't work, and out software wouldn't install, so you "refreshed" the machine (with a scented bath and aligned chakra stones, perhaps?). You didn't say whether or not our software wouldn't install after a full OS re-install (including full updates which, for XP, now takes about 45 minutes even with 18Mb downstream). And you didn't send logs. Please do the needful and ess-plain yourself.

Could you please let me know what type of logs are you looking for in your below response?

Also it would be helpful if you could also mention the path where we could find the logs requested by you?

"It would be helpful" if I would "mentioned the path"  where you might find the logs? Because you're too much of a fucking ninny to look in our directory structure and guess C:OurBigAppLogs much less bring up Windows Event Viewer or possibly search for *.log?

Fucking chimps. Real administrators are unemployed while useless dime-an-hour chimps are put in charge of systems which daren't fall over but do. Which somehow becomes our fault.


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Today by duxup (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 12:49:48 PM EST
Just this morning a coworker got dragged into an ordeal.  OEM:  OMG teh application it doesn't start!  Coworker:  Ok so how are you starting the application?  OEM: OMG!!! customer is very busy due to this problem, we don't want to bother them too much! What is the solution?

In short OEM sat on this for too long and pissed off the customer and doesn't have basic info and hopes we just know the answer.  Oddly enough ... this problem should not cause a customer to be busy, or really impacted, it just isn't an application that could do that....  something even more stupid is likely going on.

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Please unsubscribe me from this list, I only took one semester of philosophy and don't want to learn any more. I don't know why you're sending so many job announcements, I'm only an undergraduate.


Not kidding. What's even worse is that the list sends out a monthly click-to confirm-you're-still-there mail, which had come in four days earlier. It also has an unsubscribe option at the bottom.

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Also received yesterday by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 04:56:14 AM EST
Dear $job_candidate
cc: 492 other job candidates!!

We have a requirement for 3 Joomla! developers.....

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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oh god. by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 07:52:59 PM EST
that is desparation.

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Yesterday I "helped" a VP by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 02:05:23 PM EST
First, let me note that, after recent layoffs, I'm the only guy here who isn't a VP.... That said, he was using our app, which he has demoed dozens of times, and got an error message. Wanted help.

"Hmmm, it says "required field $X not entered. Why don't you fill in that field?"
"Wow! Great! Thanks!"

Oy. And vey.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

what, you expect him to read the dialog? by gzt (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 02:41:06 PM EST
it needs to Just Work, dammit. he's a VP, not a professor of english literature.

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Good job. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 05:55:48 PM EST
I'm way too snarky to have not been fired after that.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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a document client got upgraded by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 02:15:19 PM EST
the print server I support didn't. Now the print server doesn't print the files like it used to, before the client got upgraded.

And this is our problem?

WIPO: The blood of my enemies* by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 04:28:39 PM EST
*Where "enemies" is defined as "all the bugs I end up sucking down while riding my bike to work along the canal tow path".

An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
You had a 4 until you went ahead and by ReallyEvilCanine (4.00 / 1) #12 Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 05:34:45 AM EST
qualified the subject line. I'm kicking myself for not making that an option.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

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Hey, a man can't by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #13 Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 08:10:59 AM EST
pick his nemesises. Nemesii? Nemestipuses? 

An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
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Steambirds by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 04:52:12 AM EST
Hm, must perfect the repeated astern attack on Behemoths.
And avoid flying into gas clouds.

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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